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Untangling Dementia Through Writing and Podcasting with Pippa Kelly

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Untangling Dementia Through Writing and Podcasting with Pippa Kelly

June 21, 2021

Untangling Dementia Through Writing and Podcasting with Pippa Kelly

What happens when two dementia advocates from opposite sides of the Atlantic who have each written books and blogs and host podcasts on the condition get together for a chat? The conversation flows and grows into a wealth of storytelling and sharing. This is what happened when Pippa Kelly joined me for a Zoom call.

Pippa is the author of Invisible Ink, a novel that explores a man’s relationship with his mother who has dementia. She also blogs on all things dementia, and hosts the popular podcast, “Well I Know Now,” featuring a variety of guests sharing their dementia stories. 

Her dementia journey started when her father became ill and she needed to step in to care, not only for him, but for her mother, who had dementia. She was thrust into caregiving unexpectedly and says she felt ill-equipped for the role. Like most caregivers she had to learn everything on the spot and tackled such issues as moving her mother out of her home against her will and convincing the National Health Service to provide services for her father at home. A journalist, she soon began writing about their experiences, won an award for her writing, and became known across England as a campaigner and trusted speaker on the subject.

In this discussion we touched on all of these topics, as well as the emotional chaos of dementia, and what you can get back from dementia care.

Read Pippa’s AlzAuthors Posts:

Meet Pippa Kelly, Dementia Writer and Advocate https://alzauthors.com/2016/06/16/meet-pippa-kelly-dementia-writer-advocate/

Meet Pippa Kelly, Author of Invisible Ink

Meet Pippa Kelly, Author of Invisible Ink

Start reading Invisible Ink now! https://amzn.to/3pYpXSh 

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Connect with Pippa

Website https://pippakelly.co.uk/

Blog https://pippakelly.co.uk/blog/

Podcast https://pippakelly.co.uk/blog/

Twitter https://twitter.com/piponthecommons 

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Thank you for listening.

 

 

 

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